Preliminary estimates of the seasonally adjusted number of residential building commencements in Western Australia decreased by 121 (2 per cent) to 5,868 between the March and June quarters. Commencements rose by 16.1 per cent in the four quarters to June 2004.
Australia-wide, residential building commencements increased by 114 (0.3 per cent) to 43,369, seasonally adjusted, between the March and June quarters, and rose by 8.8 per cent through the year to June 2004.
Source: ABS Cat. 8750.0